Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Responds To Retirement Odds

first_imgNick Saban reacting to an Alabama football game.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown by the Citadel Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With the recent retirement of Bill Snyder, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has climbed even higher on the list of oldest active football coaches. People are so curious as to when he’ll hang the headset up that odds have been released on when it will happen.As of May, the sports book MyBookie.com has set the over/under on the number of seasons he has remaining at five-and-a-half. His current contract at Alabama runs through 2025.This week Saban was asked for his thoughts on the betting odds for his retirement, and he would not be baited into revealing anything. Per AL.com, he stated that he wasn’t even aware of the odds placed and found the idea “amusing.”“That’s the first I’ve heard of that one,” Saban said Thursday at the Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills, site of the Nick’s Kids charity golf tournament. “But it’s amusing.”Saban is preparing for his 13th year at the helm for Alabama and is chasing his sixth national title with the Crimson Tide. He is also closing in on 47 years as a coach dating back to his first job with Kent State in 1973. But just because Saban is getting a bit long in the tooth doesn’t mean his age is showing.Mentally he’s still sharper than the overwhelming majority of coaches.Physically, he just underwent a hip replacement but has recovered from the surgery faster than doctors originally suspected.Suffice it to say, Saban isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.[AL.com]last_img